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Tottenham have no clear identity under Nuno Espírito Santo

Daniel Levy said Spurs would play ‘free-flowing, attacking and entertaining’ football under the new manager. Where is it?

Tottenham struggled in the infancy of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign. The difference now, though, is that there is no clear identity under Nuno Espírito Santo.

The Portuguese boss was named head coach in late June after a lengthy pursuit of targets that stretched across Europe. Spurs started the season well enough under Nuno, winning their opening three league matches 1-0 to sit top of the Premier League at the end of August.

Empty seats and unhappy fans in the away section as Tottenham head for defeat at Arsenal on Sunday.

He was even named manager of the month yet, even in victory, Spurs were not wholly convincing. Hugo Lloris made more saves (12) than any other goalkeeper in August, with only Arsenal (18.3) and Burnley (17.7) conceding more shots per game than Spurs (17.3).

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